Mount vesuvius near pompeii, italy, begins to erupt on this day in the year 79 within the next 25 hours, it wipes out the entire townhundreds of years later, archaeologists excavated pompeii and. The destruction of pompeii, 79 ad, eyewitness to history, wwweyewitnesstohistorycom (1999) at the time of its destruction, pompeii is estimated to have had a population of 20,000 pliny became a lawyer at age 19 and did quite well. Eruption of mount vesuvius of 79 ad on august 24 th , 79 ad, mount vesuvius awoke, a volcano once thought to be extinct erupted covering the surrounding cities and those that remained in it with pumice, ash and debris (cameron, 2006. Mount vesuvius, a stratovolcano in modern-day italy, erupted in 79 ad in one of the most catastrophic volcanic eruptions in european history historians have learned about the eruption from the eyewitness account of pliny the younger, a roman administrator and poet the event is the namesake for the vesuvian type of volcanic eruptions mount vesuvius violently spewed forth a deadly cloud of. The eruption of vesuvius of 79 ad and its impact on human environment in pompei 1 gruppo nazionale di vulcanologia, via nizza 128, 00193 roma, italy 2 dipartimento di geofisica e vulcanologia, largo san marcellino 10, 80138, napoli, italy.
English: a map showing the cities and towns affected by the eruption of mount vesuvius in 79 ad the general shape of the ash and cinder fall (see w:en:pyroclast ) is shown by the dark area to the southeast of mt vesuvius. Mt vesuvius and its 79 ad eruption on the 24th of august 79 ad, mount vesuvius destroyed pompeii, an ancient italian city the staggering display of eruptions lasted for approximately 19 hours, continuing into the morning of the 25th. Mount vesuvius, a composite volcano, erupted in ad79 and killed thousands of people in the roman cities of pompeii and herculaneum archaeologists have discovered hollows in the volcanic ash where.
In the video above, wallace-hadrill explains what likely happened that fateful august day in 79 ad, when vesuvius buried herculaneum—and its library of scrolls—for centuries. Mount vesuvius had erupted 30 times since 79 ad and scientists believe that its next eruption will be immense there are some 600,000 italians living within the volcano’s red zone whose lives are endangered. As a result of the mount vesuvius eruption of 79 ad and other seismic activity over the centuries, pompeii now stands two kilometers inland, but it was much closer to the sea in ancient roman times vesuvius is one of the most studied volcanoes in the world because of its long time interval with historic eruptions (about 2000 years) and the. The eruption of mount vesuvius was an event that has lived on in legend since the fateful day on august 24, 79 ad pompeii, a city destroyed by the ash and smoke, was so perfectly preserved that during modern day excavations, archaeologists came upon human bodies perfectly intact in ash as they attempted to escape.
The eruption of mount vesuvius in 79 ad over the cities of pompeii and herculaneum spewed 15 million tons of lava per second 14 the objects buried underneath pompeii were preserved for almost 2,000 years, but after being unearthed, natural and man-made forces have led to their decline. The volcanic eruption of mount vesuvius occurred in plinian form due to its viscosity because plinian eruptions include ntermediate/felsic magma, its vesicles rise independently and create a high amount of gas pressure. Buried and thus frozen in time by the eruption of mount vesuvius in 79 ad, the ancient roman town of 11,000 has provided an object of great historical interest ever since its rediscovery in 1599. The appearance of mount vesuvius and its surrounding area before that catastrophic eruption has been – and still is – a debated topic for geologists and archaeologists alike.
The day vesuvius blew its top 20 / 23 the exhibit is about the cataclysmic eruption of mount vesuvius on 24-25 august, 79 ad and the remains found from bronze sculptures to room size. It was august 24, 79 ad when mount vesuvius erupted cataclysmically and wiped out the entire city of pompeii, causing a disaster of biblical proportions the force of the eruption and the consequences were comparable to that of the atomic bombs dropped on the japanese cities of hiroshima and nagasaki during world war ii. Mount vesuvius, on the west coast of italy, is the only active volcano on mainland europe it is best known because of the eruption in ad 79 that destroyed the cities of pompeii and herculaneum.
Mount vesuvius erupted in the year ad 79, burying the cities of pompeii, oplontis, and stabiae under ashes and rock fragments, and the city of herculaneum under a mudflow. Now, mt vesuvius has erupted about 50 times since that fateful day in 79 ad yet, as i’ve said, its a great place for a city and today there are nearly 3 million inhabitants of the region at the foot of mt vesuvius it has got to be one of the most vulnerable and dangerous of all the world’s metropolises. Vesuvius is the only active volcano in mainland europe, and has produced some of the continent's largest volcanic eruptions located on italy's west coast, it overlooks the bay and city of naples and sits in the crater of the ancient somma volcano vesuvius is most famous for the 79 ad eruption.
Vesuvius entered the history of volcanology with the eruption of 79 ad, described by pliny the younger the eruption destroyed pompeii , herculaneum , oplonti and stabiae and caused the death of pliny the elder among many other people. The 79 ad eruption of mount vesuvius was one of the most catastrophic volcanic eruptions in european history historians have learned about the eruption from the eyewitness account of pliny the younger, a roman administrator and poet  it is the namesake for vesuvian eruptions mount vesuvius. The august 24 th eruption of vesuvius in 79 ad is the most famous and well-known volcanic eruption of all time by now, volcanologists have pieced together the sequence of events to form a coherent and comprehensive picture and the only official dilemma is the actual date with meteorological. Mt vesuvius as seen from the ruins of pompeii, which was destroyed in the eruption of ad 79the active cone is the high peak on the left side the smaller one on the right is part of the somma caldera wall.